Applying to Lineage Societies

Free registration

Friday, April 7 noon-1:00 pm
Part of our First Friday lecture series
Presented by Lindsay Fulton and Katrina Fahy
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street Boston, MA

Gain a step-by-step look at applying to lineage societies: the application process, tips for when you can’t find vital records, and a case example from our research services team.

About our Speakers:

Katrina Fahy, Senior Researcher, earned a B.A. in History and Art History from St. Anselm College. Previously, she interned at the New Hampshire Historical Society, constructing biographies of New Hampshire quilt makers as well as transcribing a mid-nineteenth century New Hampshire diary and creating an educational program based on its contents. Katrina's research areas include New England and South East regions, Ireland, the American Revolution, and lineage society research.

Lindsay Fulton, Director of Research Services, joined the New England Historic Genealogical Society staff in 2012, first as a member of the Research Services team and then as Genealogist in the Library. She has been the Director of Research Services since 2016. In addition to helping constituents with their research, Lindsay has also authored a number of Portable Genealogists including, “Applying to Lineage Societies,” “the United States Federal Census, 1790-1840,” and “the United States Federal Census, 1850-1940.” She is a frequent contributor to the NEHGS blog, Vita-Brevis, and has appeared as a guest on the Extreme Genes radio program. Before, NEHGS, Lindsay worked at the National Archives and Records Administration in Waltham, Massachusetts, where she designed and implemented an original curriculum program exploring the Chinese Exclusion Era for elementary school students. She holds a B.A. from Merrimack College and M.A. from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Her areas of expertise include, New England and New York research with a focus on lineage society applications.